How many of your working days are lost to back pain?

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Did you know that over 30 million working days were lost due to musculoskeletal problems including back pain, neck and upper limb problems in the UK in 2016?* It’s the second biggest cause of sick days accounting for over 20% of total working days lost. Not only does this have a substantial financial impact on UK businesses, it also results in lost earnings, pain and reduced enjoyment of life for the sufferer.

How Chiropractic May Help
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system as well as the effects these disorders can have on the nervous system and general health.
Chiropractic care involves various techniques to naturally reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility. Adjustments, which are often gentle, free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly.

Although chiropractors are best known for managing back and neck pain, chiropractic care may also benefit numerous conditions including hip and knee problems, sciatica and trapped nerves, and headaches and migraines.

Perfect Your Posture
Hours sitting at a desk or in a car can cause havoc to your posture. Here are our top tips to improve your posture whilst at work:

Avoid slouching by sitting upright in your chair, shoulders relaxed with shoulder blades touching the back rest of the chair and both feet on the floor.
Get up and stretch or move around every 20 to 30 minutes.
Increase your daily activity to stretch your spine: take a brief walk at lunchtime and take the stairs instead of the lift.

Headaches and Migraines
The more you tilt your head forward, the heavier it weighs. The modern-day malady “tech neck” is the result of looking down at your computer, tablet or phone. A forward head position can cause stress to the cervical spine (the neck) and may cause not only neck and shoulder pain but also debilitating headaches and migraines. Gentle chiropractic manipulation of the joints and muscles around your neck may be more effective than medication for pain relief.

Enjoy the things you love
Good spinal health is not only crucial for your working life but also to enable you to enjoy the things you love, pain-free. Whether you run, cycle, swim, play golf or tennis, or simply want to be able to keep up with the kids or grandchildren, chiropractic care may reduce and eliminate pain naturally and improve flexibility and mobility.

Call Irrefutable Health on 02030 340 340 or email [email protected] to find out about free computerised posture scans for your staff.

*Source: “Total of 137 million working days lost to sickness and injury in 2016.” at https://www.ons.gov.uk/news/news/totalof137millionworkingdayslosttosicknessandinjuryin2016

Comments are closed.